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Many mothers may lack knowledge about child burn risk, treatment

Mothers of young children may be largely unaware of the biggest burn risks to their little ones and even what age group is most likely to get burned, Australian researchers say. The study team surveyed almost 500 mothers of young kids in Queensland, and just one third knew the top cause of burns to young children while only one in 10 knew how long the correct treatment should be applied. “Hot beverage scalds are the leading cause of childhood burns in Australia and many other developed countries,” lead author…